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Reporters for OCCRP examined the actions of the Russian delegation that observed Scotland's referendum on independence in September 2014, which, as with the Brexit referendum, Russian President Vladimir Putin had claimed was “not a matter for Russia.”
Internet fakes are a class of disinformation all their own. Some are created by malign state and non-state actors; others are the work of individuals. In this analysis, the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project exposes a fake which had significant coverage in the aftermath of the September 2014 referendum on Scottish independence.